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USICD Releases White Paper on International Development Disability Policy & Practice
July 10, 2018
A newly released White Paper from the United States International Council on Disabilities (USICD), International Development: Disability Policy & Practice reviews and assesses disability inclusion in the policies of selected bilateral and multilateral agencies.

USICD Issues Press Release on Family Separation
June 24, 2018
USICD Opposes Trump Administration Policies on Family Separation The United States International Council on Disabilities (USICD) issued a press release that opposes the Trump administration policies that forcibly remove children and adults from immigrant parents or other family members and places them in detention camps around the United States. USICD demands the administration stop this inhumane, cruel, and abusive practice immediately. We also demand that the Department of Homeland Security carry out its responsibilities to adults and children with disabilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and provide State Protection and Advocacy systems with immediate access to all detention centers for immigrant children and adults.

USICD Releases White Paper on Monitoring CRPD Article 32
June 19, 2018
Both governments and civil society, including disabled persons organizations (DPOs), can play a role in holding bilateral and multilateral international development agencies accountable for disability inclusion in their projects. A White Paper released by the United States International Council on Disabilities (USICD), Stakeholders’ Understanding and Monitoring of the Implementation of CRPD Article 32, makes recommendations on how.

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